The Master's Medal awarded to Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Jansen, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Oct. 23, 2013, for actions performed Sept. 20, 2012, to save four men from the life raft of the fishing vessel Moonlight Maid in the Gulf of Alaska.

Kodiak-based Coast Guard pilot recognized on 2 continents for exceptional airmanship

What does it take to be an exceptional helicopter pilot? According to the Order of the Daedalians exceptional airmanship, leadership, risk management and situational awareness are key characteristics. The four fishermen from the Moonlight Maid, rescued by a Coast Guard […]